Blood Orange Bourbon Cocktail


  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • 1.5 oz. blood orange juice
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • .5 oz thyme simple syrup (see below for recipe)
  • 1 sprig of thyme (for garnish)
  • 1 orange peel (for garnish)

Thyme Simple Syrup

Combine equal parts of fine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. Remove from heat. Add 6-10 sprigs of fresh thyme and let steep for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 large ice cubes.
  2. Stir with a cocktail spoon.
  3. Strain into a glass with 4 new large ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and/or a twist of orange peel.

“10 Creative Cocktails.” BridalGuide, 10 Oct. 2014, Photo Credit: Carol Lee.

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